A Private Middle School - A Small Learning Community
Intentionally Small School Community
In order to provide an effective personalized, integrated and engaging education, our learning community is intentionally small. Our charter class will cap at 24 students. Our inaugural class includes 6-8th grades and we will expand with our students through 12th grade. We will cap at 240 students with a max of 30 students per grade. The Sycamore School has rolling admissions, so we accept students throughout the school year, depending on current class sizes. Below outlines our admissions process.
We have started accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. We will serve rising 5th-10th graders and cap at 60 students. By Fall 2020, we will serve students in 5-12th grade.
STEP 1 – SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSION & TOUR
We encourage interested parents to attend a school information session, which is lead by our Head of School twice a month on Tuesday mornings from 9-10 a.m. Parents will be able learn more about the school by speaking with a panel of current students and seeing the school in action. Please go to our website's EVENTS page for Information Session dates and registration information.
STEP 2 – APPLICATION
If you are interested in enrolling your child for the 2018-2019 school year, you must first complete our on-line application that includes submitting the following application materials:
- A completed application form
- Authorization for Exchange of Information
- Copies of recent academic records/current transcript
- Copies of educational assessments and other relevant evaluations
- Student work samples
- A recent small photograph of the applicant, attached to the application
- Non-Refundable application fee of $100.00 payable to The Sycamore School
- Two Confidential Teacher Feedback Form (at least one from a current teacher) emailed directly to the school by the teacher.
STEP 3 – PARENT & STUDENT INTERVIEW
A parent and child interview is required but can be done in one or two visits. Some parents prefer to do the initial interview alone and others prefer to have both interviews done during the same visit. Either option is fine. The interview process allows families to learn more about the Sycamore School, ask questions and determine whether the school is a good fit for their child.
STEP 4 – SHADOW DAY
Applicants are invited to participate in a shadow day, where they spend a day at The Sycamore School paired with a student ambassador and follow that student’s schedule throughout the day. To whatever extent they are comfortable, applicants are invited to take part in classes and actively participate in school activities. The shadow day gives applicants an opportunity to directly experience the school and allows teachers to directly observe the applicant.
STEP 5 – NOTIFICATION
Once all application documents are submitted, we review the application carefully to determine whether your child will be a good fit with The Sycamore School and would benefit from our program. We will inform you of our admission decision within two weeks. Once you return the enrollment form, with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit, your child will be officially enrolled for the desired school year. The deposit will be applied to your tuition.
*The Sycamore School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.